Headlines: NBC Cancels Golden Globes, Laine Hardy Announces New Single

Golden Globes 2022 Canceled On NBC As HFPA Struggles To Reform To Hollywood’s Stipulations – There will be no Golden Globes on NBC in 2022, as the besieged Hollywood Foreign Press Association continues to falter in reforming itself to the satisfaction of Hollywood studios and stakeholders. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” the Comcast-owned network said this morning. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.” A magnet for controversy for decades, the Globes have been on increasingly shaky footing this year since it was revealed just before February’s semi-virtual shindig that the HFPA has zero Black members. – Read more at Golden Globes

American Idol alum James Durbin joining forces with Top 25 contestant Anilee List for a song exclusives for this weekend’s Tourette Association Virtual Conference.

American Idol season 17 winner Laine Hardy announces a new song “Memorize You” out this Friday

Zae Romeo From NBC’s The Voice On Teaching Kids During the Pandemic – Zae Romeo is a Texas superstar shining bright during season 20 of NBC’s “The Voice”. He stops by to talk about teaching kids, his best friend Bella and eating breakfast for dinner. Let’s take a Beyond the Mic Short Cut. Mix100Lubbock

Hunter Metts: 22-year-old Franklin native goes from computer programing to ‘American Idol’ – The experience has been a re-affirming whirlwind for the 22-year-old. After graduating from Centennial High School in 2017, Metts quickly began working full-time as a software developer, despite his evident musical talents. Why? His parents both pursued careers in the music business, and Metts saw firsthand how the advent of digital downloads and streaming created a less-than-stable job market. “It kind of gave me a distorted view of the entertainment industry, or just a really realistic view,” he says. “And coming out high school, I kind of suppressed that passion.” Though he has a secure coding gig, Metts says that music will be “a full-time thing” after “Idol.” – Read more at Tennessean

Detroit singer Zania Alaké enters ‘The Voice’ live playoffs on NBC tonight – Alaké, who works at a bank in Detroit, spoke Friday on Instagram Live from her hotel room in California, where she was preparing for tonight’s show. “Every day is a celebration,” she said, “and I cannot stress that enough.” – Read more at Detroit Free Press

Kellie Pickler Talks USO T-Shirt Campaign, Shares Personal Goal As Global Ambassador – “The USO has enabled me to be a part of something that matters, and I have built so many beautiful relationships in every place that we’ve been to,” Pickler told Sounds Like Nashville over a Zoom interview last week. “They’ve been a sanctuary and a safe place for me.” Earlier this year, Pickler was appointed as USO Global Ambassador alongside actor and producer Wilmer Valderrama. As part of this ambassadorial role, Pickler has been supporting the United Service Organizations’ Give More Than Thanks initiative in conjunction with their 80th anniversary. Her goal? To “unite people as one, be a voice for the broken, heal, love, take care of others, and have community and fellowship around the world.” “I know that’s a lot of things, but I think community is so important, and [so is] looking out for one another and loving our neighbors,” the benevolent songstress reflects. “I just want to be a part of things that matter.” – Read more at Sounds Like Nashville

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards Is Pregnant, Expecting First Baby with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Perrie Edwards is going to be a mom! The Little Mix member announced Monday that she is pregnant, expecting her first baby with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a professional soccer player. Edwards, 27, shared the news by posting a pair of black-and-white maternity photos on Instagram that showcased her baby bump alongside Oxlade-Chamberlain, also 27. “So happy to be on this wild journey with my soulmate,” wrote Edwards in her caption. “Me + Him = You ??? We can’t wait to meet you baby Ox!” – Read more at People.com

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